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#European Rugby

# european-rugby - Monday 14 October, 2019

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.

# european-rugby - Friday 23 August, 2019

Leinster and Ulster to feature on Virgin's free-to-air Champions Cup coverage

The Ballymount broadcaster will show six pool games.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Champions Cup draw pits Munster against Saracens and Racing 92

Beaten finalists Leinster will go up against Lyon, Northampton and Benetton.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

O'Mahony putting 'strange' reaction to Six Nations behind him and slots back into big-game mode

The Ireland vice-captain bristles at the criticism Ireland have been dealt, but is swiftly moving on to push Munster on in Edinburgh.

# european-rugby - Friday 12 October, 2018

Glasgow eye early scalp, Lyon make debut and free-to-air European rugby returns

Plus, a high quality Challenge Cup competition is an exciting prospect.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'It was a very bleak dressing room after... It was just so quiet'

Three seasons ago, Leinster were hammered twice by Wasps in Europe.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Win Heineken Champions Cup match tickets to celebrate the launch of our brand new rugby podcast

The Irish provinces are back in European action in the coming weeks.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

# european-rugby - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final

The western province refused to lie down as they shared eight tries with the Premiership side.

# european-rugby - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Ulster's young lock Treadwell has seized opportunity with both hands

The 21-year-old, who made his debut for Ireland over the summer, is excited at the prospect of being involved in the Champions Cup tomorrow.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year

Dan Carter’s in there too, but the EPCR panel couldn’t find room for any Irish players.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend

Plus, where and when you can watch mighty Connacht (and the rest) in action.

# european-rugby - Monday 9 November, 2015

England, France and Siberia: Here's what's in store for your province in Europe*

*In Europe, and also 6,000 kilometers away in central Russia.

# european-rugby - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Munster backed in to a corner, but have the tools to claw past Saracens

A little earlier than planned, but Munster won’t shirk the need to play knockout cup rugby in England today.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Munster look to carry Ireland's November momentum into Clermont ties

Joe Schmidt’s coaching and expectation levels will lift the standards in the southern province.

# european-rugby - Saturday 18 October, 2014

'We're Munster, they'll want to have a go at us' -- Murray leads rejuvenated side to take on Sharks

Despite a shaky start to the season, Munster are favourites on their opening European road trip.

# european-rugby - Monday 13 October, 2014

Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace's timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O'Callaghan

The sides meet this Saturday and the lock is aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2005 trip to Edgeley Park.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: Now is the time to start organising a women's 'Heineken Cup'

Six countries, 12 teams, three pools: let’s get it on!

# european-rugby - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Sky or BT? Here's where you can watch your province in European action

Ulster and Leinster fans will be watching their side live on BT in the opening round of fixtures.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont

Mark Anscombe and Anthony Foley have been handed excitingly tough groups for the Rugby Champions Cup.

# european-rugby - Thursday 10 April, 2014

It looks like the European Rugby Champions Cup deal has finally been agreed

The end for the Heineken Cup is all but confirmed.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Six Nations release extremely short and sweet statement after Paris stakeholder meeting

Suddenly, the future looks just a little bit brighter for the Heineken Cup.

# european-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More doubt cast over future of Heineken Cup as ERC stops payments to clubs

A statement was released last night with officials set to reconvene on 19 February.

# european-rugby - Saturday 4 January, 2014

'WRU has failed miserably': Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with 'facts'

‘It is yet to be explained why bringing an additional £12m into the game is not in the best interests of Welsh rugby.’

# european-rugby - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Premiership clubs meet today to discuss ERC future (or lack of it)

“The meeting will look at the future of English and European rugby over the next five years.”

# european-rugby - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Premiership Rugby now willing to consider future in Heineken Cup

Mark McCafferty appears willing to rejoin the existing European Cup, but still wants a structure to replace the ERC.

# european-rugby - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks

The parties will meet again early next month.

# european-rugby - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Heineken Cup wrap: Here's how 3 of our provinces' rivals got on today

Plus news of Simon Easterby’s shock win over Conor O’Shea’s Harlequins.

# european-rugby - Friday 11 October, 2013

Here's how our writers view this season's Heineken Cup

Six writers, five questions and a whole lot of French dominance.

9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend

Enjoy it while it lasts.

# european-rugby - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield

Alan Solomons’ side are bottom of the Pro12, but will welcome a fresh start in Europe.

'No surprises, no excuses' as Swift plots addition to Heineken Cup highlight reel

Michael Swift feels his new second row partner Craig Clarke can make a long-term difference at the Sportsground.

# european-rugby - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

9 ways to spot the fan who only does Heineken Cup

Johnny-come-latelies: can’t live with ‘em, can’t balance the books without ‘em.

Simon Hick column: Street spirit makes All Blacks catch fire

After the Rugby Championship decider on Saturday, Ireland’s big inter-pro was a bit of a comedown.

# european-rugby - Monday 7 October, 2013

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final* ERC

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final*

*If the European competition even exists at that stage.

‘Happy enough’: Understated Keatley proving he can be Munster’s key man

Munster’s out-half was careful not to thread on any toes after doing all his talking on the pitch.

# european-rugby - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Muller taking on harsh lessons as Ulster gain foothold at the top

At this level of competition one result is enough to scupper a season’s worth of plans.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

ERC chairman Derek McGrath unconcerned by union's 'ERC' omission

McGrath suggested that the unions favoured IRB as the cited governing body to encourage English and French clubs to rejoin talks.

# european-rugby - Thursday 26 September, 2013

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament

All four nations involved in the Pro12 have today backed the existing structure.

# european-rugby - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Heineken Cup achievements can't be taken away -- Heaslip

The Ireland number eight joined Paul O’Connell to call on the game’s administrators to find a solution.

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